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India’s large population, rapid urbanization and expanding industrial production have led to exploitation of available limited natural resources with concerns regarding resource depletion and future availability becoming more pronounced. Ensuring resource security requires an integrated, concerted and collaborative approach in order to fulfil the needs of a vast and growing population. Also, the environmental burdens emanating due to resource extraction, utilization and disposal, including land degradation, biodiversity loss, as well as air and water pollution remain of great concern. Enhancing resource efficiency (RE) and promoting the use of secondary raw materials (SRM) is a pertinent strategy to address these challenges. RE & SRM has the potential to reduce the need for primary resources.
Considering the need and in accordance with the commitment of Government of India, NITI Aayog along with the EU Delegation to India has prepared the Strategy on Resource Efficiency which includes an action plan for promoting resource efficiency in India.
A strategy release event is being organized by NITI Aayog and EU Delegation on 30 November 2017. Please see the draft agenda below.